The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside with a requirement for OOP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited OOP over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
North West / Merseyside
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 32 30
Rank change year-on-year -5 -2  
Contract jobs citing OOP 2 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 0.63% 2.37% 2.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 2.93% 3.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 3
Median daily rate - £291 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -30.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +12.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.75 £38.50
% change year-on-year -3.22% +0.64%  

OOP is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 270 273 276
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 84.64% 80.77% 75.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 182 126
Median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 1 3
Median hourly rate £13.00 £27.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.72% +66.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £27.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £27.50 £37.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

OOP
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside citing OOP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for OOP in Merseyside

OOP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing OOP in Merseyside.

Contractor daily rate trend for OOP in Merseyside

OOP
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OOP within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool +2 2 - - 1
OOP
North West

OOP
Top 13 Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing OOP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Merseyside region with a requirement for OOP.

1 2 (100.00%) OO
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) Device Driver
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Android
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (50.00%) Android SDK
2 1 (50.00%) Android Development
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile Development
2 1 (50.00%) RS-232
2 1 (50.00%) Device Driver Development
2 1 (50.00%) C++
2 1 (50.00%) Java

OOP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) RS-232
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Android Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Development Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Software Development Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Device Driver
1 1 (50.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) OO
2 1 (50.00%) Android Development
2 1 (50.00%) Device Driver Development
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile Development
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C++
1 1 (50.00%) Java